Tokayev sees no need for Kazakhstan to join Union State of Russia and Belarus

 Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev

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# 29 May 2023 13:06 (UTC +04:00)

Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on Monday said there’s no need for Kazakhstan to join the Union State of Russia and Belarus, APA reports citing TASS.

He was commenting on a recent proposal by Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko.

"Lukashenko proposed that Kazakhstan join the Union State. I duly appreciated his joke. However, I think there’s no need for this because there are other integration associations, primarily the Eurasian Economic Union," Tokayev was quoted as saying in a statement from his office. "As for nuclear weapons, we do not need them because we have joined the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Tests. We remain committed to the obligations under these international documents.".